So yes, I saw Brokeback Mountain last Saturday night.
Already that statement has a world of images conjured in your head.
Gay people, ack! Did I hate the movie because I’m a homophobe!?!
Before I talk about the movie, I have to talk about talking about the movie. I can’t mention that I saw this movie to people without them immediately laughing or making a judgement. It’s insane! Have they seen the movie? No! How can they say anything about it? I don’t know. Everyone has a preconcieved image of how they think the movie will be in their heads and they don’t even take a chance to watch it.
So I will do a quick question and answer session will reveal my thoughts about the movie,
Q: Was the movie about gay cowboys humping?
A: No, this was not a gay porn movie. This was not even CLOSE to a gay porn movie. There were at least 2 scenes of boobs and no scences of male genitals. Now I will say there was a gay sex scene that literally comes out of nowhere. It is very uncomfortable but um well, you’ll just have to see it.
Q: Do you hate gay people?
A: This question is suprisingly irrelevant to the movie. There were a few quick scenes of gay people making out and the one scene mentioned in the previous question, but most of all this is a story about fighting a society that will not allow you to be who you truly are, and the pain that comes with it. That principle can be applied to any characteristic that causes a clash with a societie’s values.
Q: Was the movie good?
A: I had a few problems with it, but it mostly worked for me, it was paced really slow but it worked in this case. The main problem I had involved the minimalistic dialogue which hampered the explorations of the feelings of everyone involved. Overall though, Brokeback Mountain really suprised me at how effectively it told its story. I would reccommend it only to people with open minds ready for a story about the inability to fit into society. Plus the cinematography was gorgeous! Best scenery for any movie basically in the last few years.
Don’t go into the movie expecting anything, and you might enjoy it
You may even smile with understanding…
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